[Numpy-discussion] What is consensus anyway

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Tue Apr 24 22:02:27 CDT 2012

On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 8:56 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 6:12 PM, Charles R Harris
> <charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I admit to a certain curiosity about your own involvement in FOSS
> projects,
> > and I know I'm not alone in this. Google shows several years of
> discussion
> > on Monotone, but I have no idea what your contributions were
> Seriously???
> Please, let's rise above this.  We discuss people's opinions *on their
> technical merit alone*, regardless of the background of the person
> presenting them.  I don't care if Linus himself shows up on the list
> with a bad idea, it should be shot down; and if someone we'd never
> heard of brings up a valid point, we should respect it.
> The day we start "checking credentials at the door" is the day this
> project will die as an open source effort.  Or at least I think so,
> but perhaps I don't have enough 'commit credits' in my account for my
> opinion to matter...
Fernando, I'm not checking credentials, I'm curious. Nathaniel has
experience with FOSS projects, unlike us first timers, and I'd like to know
what that experience was and what he learned from it. He has also mentioned
Graydon Hoare in connection with RUST, and since Graydon was the prime
mover in Monotone I'd like to know the story of the project.

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